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Infosys Allotting Shares to its Performing Techies

Through the scheme, the firm aims to recognise and reward those techies committed to driving value creation for stakeholders through consistent performance

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Global software major Infosys board on Thursday approved allotting performance-based shares to its techies, linking employee incentives with shareholder value creation.

“The board of directors approved expanded stock ownership programme 2019, linking long-term employee incentives with shareholder value creation,” the city-based IT major in a statement.

On shareholders’ approval, about 5 crore shares of Rs 5 face value will be allocated to employees on the basis of their performance. The shares for allotment under the stock ownership plan are equivalent to 1.15 per cent of the company’s total equity shares.

Rhe $11.8 billion company has been a pioneer in rewarding its employees through stock ownership programmes since 1994, including the 2015 incentive compensation plan.

The grants to employees over seven years will be based on performance criteria of relative total shareholder return (TSR) against an industry peer group, relative TSR against domestic and global indices and operating lead performance metrics such as total revenue and digital revenue growth, and operating margins.

Office building of Infosys.

“As we have been a pioneer for many firsts in India, the performance-based stock ownership scheme is a milestone as it sets another benchmark in the industry,” Chief Executive Salil Parekh said.

Through the scheme, the firm aims to recognise and reward those techies committed to driving value creation for stakeholders through consistent performance.

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“By making employees owners, they get an opportunity to be beneficiaries in the long-term success of the company and realise the results of their work and dedication,” Parekh added.

The company’s blue-chip scrip gained Rs 17.70 per share to close at Rs 734.20 at the end of Thursday’s trading on the BSE as against Wednesday’s closing rate of Rs 716.50 and opening price of Rs 716.75. (IANS)

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Infosys Mulling to Re-Price Digital Services

The city-based IT major is looking at putting a premium value for offering digital services in view of its growing demand from its global clients

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We will relook at the pricing being offered depending on skills and experience, Infosys Chief Financial Officer Nilanjan Roy told reporters. Pixabay

 Software vendor Infosys is mulling to re-price digital services upwards in view of its high value business potential, an executive said on Friday.

“I think we have an opportunity on re-pricing digital services due to the scarce talent. We will relook at the pricing being offered depending on skills and experience,” Infosys Chief Financial Officer Nilanjan Roy told reporters here at a briefing on the company’s performance for the July-September quarter.

The city-based IT major is looking at putting a premium value for offering digital services in view of its growing demand from its global clients.

Revenue ($1,230 million) from digital services contributed 38 per cent to the company’s consolidated revenue of $3,210 million for the second quarter of this fiscal (2019-20), registering a 38 per cent yearly and 11 per cent quarterly growth.

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I think we have an opportunity on re-pricing digital services due to the scarce talent. Pixabay

Chief Operating Officer U. B. Pravin Rao said digital services business in India was a small percentage of the overall pie, without quantifying the value.

“India digital business is a small percentage of our overall business in the domestic market. We are selective in what we want to do,” said Rao.

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Rao also clarified the digital services business was not facing any headwind in India due to the economic slowdown, as the exposure was smaller in volume and the company being selective in offering it. (IANS)